Lararmie, Wy – The state Department of Family Services is stressing the importance of using licensed childcare centers. The agency notes that they are safer and provide higher quality staff. But, the program manager of Childcare Licensing, Susan McKellar, says there is a shortage of licensed centers. She says the Department of Family Services is not going to put out recommendations for how to deal with this, rather they would prefer that lawmakers and Wyomingites consider the issue and decide what needs to be done and how it can be accomplished.
To this end the legislature commissioned the Children and Families Initiative to try and get input from the people of the state on this topic.